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White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

This recipe has evolved over the past eight years. After I added the thyme, ham and sour cream, my husband declared, “This is it!” I like to serve this rich, saucy entree with a salad and homemade French bread. —Hope Toole, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 70 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes
  • 3-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in flour and seasonings until blended; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in soup. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream.
  • In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half of each of the following: potatoes, ham, cheese and sauce. Repeat layers.
  • Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 40-50 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 417 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 1267mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • Jennifer
    Dec 27, 2018

    I made it without the ham, so it vegetarian, and I found it to have little taste. Maybe with a sharp cheddar? The white, which I enjoyed eating pieces of it as I shredded it, had too mild of a taste in the dish.

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 2, 2017

    I prepared this cheesy dish and it turned out wonderful!! The white cheddar puts a whole new spin on scalloped potatoes! Will make it again!!

  • Andrea
    Feb 10, 2017

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  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Jan 29, 2017

    This is a delicious dish and a great way to use up ham. It was very rich, but this is the type of dish that is supposed to be rich! I used yellow cheddar because I did not have white on hand but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I served it with steamed broccoli and ended up mixing everything together to freshen the dish up a little bit.

  • LauriePar
    May 9, 2016

    I made these potatoes at Easter and I was overwhelmed with compliments! Yes, it is fattening, but it is only once a year! Indulge- you will never make any other scalloped potatoes!

  • ellimaye1
    Apr 11, 2016

    Great recipe! it's definitely a keeper! I wasn't sure about the spices, but they worked well.

  • JULIANA190
    Mar 16, 2016

    1star in order to ask a question. What's the difference between white and orange cheddar?

  • emilyollie1
    Apr 27, 2015

    Great, I halved the recipe and used cream of onion soup instead of cream of mushroom soup

  • angieact1
    Apr 3, 2015

    this one is a keeper, very good!

  • emsijo
    Mar 29, 2015

    This was good. A little heavy but very good. I also made the Orange n Red Onion salad. It needed more vinegar for better balance.